I have always felt lucky to live in our city. We have so many family friendly events in London, Ontario, most are free or inexpensive. Summer brings out a lot of fests (sunfest, ribfest, even kidfest) but we have a couple of hidden gems to help our families get through the winter blahs.
- Boler Mountain.
During the summer Boler mountain offers fun things like ziplining and mountain bike trails, but there’s lots of fun to be had in the winter when the hills are snowy. There’s skiing and snowboarding, of course, but there’s also tubing which is great fun for the kids.
- Storybook Gardens
Another place that’s lots of fun for families anytime of year. This time of year they open up their “SnowyBook Village” which includes a 250m Skate Trail and their new Beavertails concession. (If you don’t know what Beavertails are you’re missing out, seriously)
- Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Take a step back in time! Fanshawe Pioneer village has self guided tours as well as educational programs. The kids can have fun learning about the olden days from way back before their parents were even born.
The outside isn’t for everyone this time of year but don’t worry, London has some great indoor activities for kids and families too!
- Adventures On Wonderland
When your kids are full of energy and it’s too cold to take them to an outdoor playground you can drop in to London’s biggest indoor playground! For kids 12 and under there are tunnels, climbers, ball bin, mazes and slides plus a lot of space for getting their energy out. Best of all? Adults are FREE!
- The Children’s Museum
My kids love the interactive exhibits at the children’s museum. There are three floor to explore and every exhibit encourages kids to interact with it. It’s a great way to spend the day while also encouraging your kids to explore the world around them.
If you’re planning a trip to London, Ontario anytime of year, or you’re just curious, you can always check out Tourism London for events going on in the city throughout the year.
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